It just made our house look so boring.
I have always wanted a garage door that has windows and all of the cute details that adds charm and curb appeal to a house. However those charming carriage garage doors cost some major money and replacing a garage door that works just to buy one that looks pretty seems like a pretty big waste to me.
I read about painting fake windows on this blog and decided that I had to try it. After all, it's only paint.
Before I read her post I had never noticed that garage door windows always look black. So they are really easy to fake.
Today was a beautiful early April day by Buffalo standards (43 degrees and Sunny), I decided to repaint the garage door and then add the details before my husband came home from work (a surprise for him). The way I see it if it looks bad, paint over it.
Here's what I did:
#1 measure everything. The width and height of the door, the half way point, half of that...sketch out on cardboard the window pattern because you want the to be 1/4 of the total width of the door and the same all the way across.
#2 repaint the garage door. (If you need to...my garage door needed this step)
|with a new paint job (slightly darker than the white we had before)|
#3 trace the windows with a pencil.
#4 Line the pencil lines with Frog Tape to get sharp straight lines (best masking tape around) Don't get cheap and buy a different brand. Trust me. Frog tape gives you the sharpest edge.
#5 with GLOSS black paint paint all of the windows and then carefully peel the masking tape.
I think it makes a huge difference. Then I added some hinges. Some ideas are here:
|door with hinges|
originally posted on www.ballinwithballing.blogspot.com